After dragging out the completion of this little corner of our house for as long as possible, I'm ready to call it a day and share the finished photos with you.
This is where I started. My parents gave me their pedestal table, which I paired with the chairs from our dining room. Although this area lacked any personality or pizazz, it sat this way for a while after we moved in.
And, after months of trying to figure out what this space needed, this is how it looks today:
As I mentioned in an earlier post, we changed the original light fixture out with a large lantern pendant. And, many of you will remember our adventures in painting the horizontal stripes.
The ladderback chairs are a little more traditional than I like, but I recovered them in a sassy fabric to give them a little boost (and to hide many months of Pop-Tart stains).
By the way, this is how all home improvement projects go down around here. Even the simplest tasks become a challenge when you've got a foot in your face. . .
This is the table my parents had while I was growing up. When they originally gave me to me last year, I had planned on painting it. Then, I walked into a Pottery Barn a few months later and saw one very similar, scratches and all, for over $1000. I decided if the worn look was good enough for Pottery Barn, then it was good enough for me.
And, yes, I did decide to go with shorter curtains after I found four yards of this beautiful Windsor Smith fabric in a remnant bin for just $10/yard. I'll give you more details on those and how we hung them in another post soon.
So, that's it for now. Time to get this space off of my mind and obsess over something else that needs to be done in my house.